My daughter has 1 2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L FI.
The serpentine belt broke. Took it into Advanced Auto Parts and matched it
for size. When I went to put it on, it was to small- even with the tensioner
fully compressed. So I checked online and all the parts stores I checked had
the same size belt listed but it was different from the one that came off.
So I picked one up and compared it to the one I had. Turns out the one they
listed is even smaller than the one I matched to the belt that came off of
Any suggestions on what the problem is? Should I just ask for a belt that is
an inch longer than the one they gave me? Are there different size belts
used on this engine?
I have double checked the routing of the belt around the pulleys. It is
correct. I have also made sure that the belt isn't going around anything it
Thanks in advance for any help on this frustrating problem!
Bluff City, TN